Last year I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). According toMayo Clinic, IBS is a "common disorder that affects the stomach and intestines, also called the gastrointestinal tract." It causes issues like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. When I first started experiencing IBS, I had no idea what was wrong with me. It was scary. I thought my appendix had burst. I had so many doctor's visits (and even went to urgent care) before finally receiving this diagnosis. Since then, I've had to adjust to a whole new diet, and it has impacted a lot of my life. I'm starting to get used to it, but as time went on I noticed that IBS affects my periods.
Has anyone else experienced this? IBS has definitely made my period symptoms worse. What are your thoughts on IBS and period pain? If you're interested in learning more, here's an article you can look at:Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Menstrual Cycle.